Thread regarding ConocoPhillips layoffs

Too much work

We're getting to a point where we're expected to do three jobs while getting paid for one. Attrition is getting out of hand and nobody is being brought on to replace the people who are leaving. I think they figured out this is a great way to cut costs - don't replace those who leave and keep loading the work on the rest of us as if we are donkeys.

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I worked for an independent for many years, and for some reason went to COP as it was slower pace. Slower wasn't even the right way to put it. It was downright boring. At the independent I had all the facility, pipelines, frac ponds and also had all construction foreman report to me with a 4 rig program in the permian. I had the help of one tech and an admin. We managed this with ease and I was only a staff engineer. It was difficult at first, then it was just another day. I got to COP and get to share assignments with someone with a 2 rig program doing cookie cutter installs and the other guy complained all the time and the support function folks seemed to be stuck in time almost when it came to getting things done. I'm sorry folks, but COP is powder puff compared to independents, has too many layers of stuff, relies completely on systems and not people, and seems more interested on who not to offend than making money and getting things done. That is why the Concho folks don't want to work there.

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Post ID: @osst+1d3njJob

Stop being a su---r and work on becoming a manager. Either that or quit. They aren’t gonna hire more folks so you can spend your entire day watching tiktok

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Post ID: @anoa+1d3njJob

Employees need to reset expectations. If management gives you a project on a Friday due Monday and it takes all weekend then your response should be that you’ll take Tuesday and Wednesday off to make up for lost personal time.

if the company isn’t specifically telling you that your job is always on call then turn off notifications on your phone. better yet, don’t install the app unless they are providing you a device.

When you are on vacation don’t check email, don’t login. Don’t cancel vacation plans for anything.

Encourage others to do similar.

This strategy won’t likely get you a 1 but you’ll be a lot happier. maybe you’ll get swept up in a layoff round and as you’re walking out the door you’ll think to yourself that you are glad you didn’t give the company even more of your time.

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Post ID: @7ebc+1d3njJob

Nothing new. It happens at every layoff. Just pile the work on the remaining suckers.”You should be happy you have a job.” “What are they gonna do? Quit? Organize?” Meanwhile it’s take from the little person and give more to the CEO and executives. Welcome to the dirty side of capitalism.

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Post ID: @6ugt+1d3njJob

Can you all stop with the "suck it up buttercup" stuff. It's really stupid. Aren't you guys supposed to be grownups. Geesh.

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Post ID: @2eno+1d3njJob

Pip pip. And cheerio old sport. Care for another scone with your tea?
Seriously, have ANY Brits been let go from Houston during the many layoffs over the past half decade? Seems we actually imported a few more!

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Post ID: @2jpj+1d3njJob

Try using a British accent. You'll get promoted and won't have to do as much work. This ONE NEAT TRICK works every time!

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Post ID: @2rae+1d3njJob

Suck it up buttercup! Put in the extra hours or get the boot!

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Post ID: @1kmq+1d3njJob

Most managers have no concept of quality. Most of the upper managers spent 2-5 years performing the work they were formally trained to do and were generally rewarded for taking shortcuts or stealing work product. They don't know the difference between bad, acceptable, good, great, excellent and they never will. No matter how many trendy management style books they read. They are only here for themselves.

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Post ID: @hsa+1d3njJob

The ultimate goal is to farm out as much as possible to contractors. No need to pay benefits, insurance, or even annual salary.
All for ELT!
All for Champ!!
SPIRIT values!!

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Post ID: @ynf+1d3njJob

Indeed. Form over substance, which nicely explains the long-term value destruction.

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Post ID: @etw+1d3njJob

Nobody cares about the quality of the product so just churn it out.

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Post ID: @reh+1d3njJob

Refuse the extra work. Parrot back “SPIRIT” touted family values. Work only 40 hours per week. Sooner or later you will earn the dreaded “4” and they will pay you to or leave.

Alternatively you can work yourself to death with no positive outcome.

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